Liverpool defender Ragnar Klavan has emerged as a last-minute target for Newcastle United, who have failed with a move for the player.

According to Chronicle Live, Rafa Benitez had been hoping to raid his former side for a deal to sign the experienced defender.

Klavan is very much considered as a rotational option for Jurgen Klopp, but their pursuit ended in disappointment.

The Estonian defender would have brought a wealth of experience to the Newcastle squad.

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The report claims that the Magpies had been hoping to negotiate a cut-price deal for the Reds defender.

Benitez is keen to bring in another central defender this summer but is said to be disappointed with the lack of transfers.

The Newcastle boss has vented his frustration throughout the transfer window as he works with a small budget.

The Magpies appear to be turning their attention towards Swansea City’s Federico Fernandez during the late stages of the transfer window.